Native to the coastal Mediterranean region the Olive tree is a major export of the area with the primary produce being Olive Oil. The silvery green leaves of the Olive tree has gained popularity recently but has been used medicinally and in culinary ways for many years. Olive leaves were used to crown victors and were a symbol of abundance, glory and peace as well as being offered to deities in ritual.
Unlike the Olive or the Olive Oil, the leaf of the Olive is used primarily in medicine and has been reported to be an antioxidant, anti fungal, antimicrobial, and able to ease the smooth muscles of those who consume it. Olive leaf is available in tea form as well as liquid extract form.
Olive Leaf Tea
Olive Leaf tea is prepared by steeping 2 teaspoons dried leaf in 8 ounces of boiling water for 30 minutes.
Olive Leaf Benefits & Herbal Remedies
Olive Leaf tea or extract has been used to treat sore throats and colds and fever.
Olive Leaf has been used to treat high blood pressure and blood sugar.
Olive Leaf is thought to be anti aging and is used as a daily supplement to fight the effects of aging.
Olive Leaf has been reported to boost immunity and fight infection by disabling the infection until the body’s own immune system can fully defeat it.
Olive Tea Video
This is from Olivus and they supply olive leaf over the internet for those wanting to try the tea. Interesting video.
Olive Leaf Cautions
Use Olive Leaf with caution if you are currently taking drugs to lower blood pressure or blood sugar levels.
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